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#101 davephdv

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 01:41 PM

Cocos,

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 01:44 PM

As an extra here is Zale Perry at Catalina Island, April 2009ZalePerry4.09.jpg
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 09:14 PM

here is my favorite, perhaps not my best, of 2009.

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what makes it special for me, it was my first day with the DSLR underwater (not counting pool testing). I had a goal of a picture like this...and the shark posed rather nicely.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 10:25 PM

Here is my favorite shot of the year 2009. I've been conducting a documentary on the Blue Heron Bridge for the last 2 years, seen a lot of incredible creatures there. This one is without a doubt one that I can't get out of my head. The lacey flowing look of this, made me name it Cinderella's Dress. Happy New Year everyone...Suzan Meldonian

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 11:47 PM

For what it's worth, I guess this is my favorite underwater image from 2009. It looks very nice in color, but a bit more dramatic in B/W, i think. I shot this in Bonaire at Angel City where there is a double reef.
I must confess the other images posted in this thread are quite humbling. Happy new year to all! Dive safely.
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Posted 02 January 2010 - 01:01 AM

My fave pic of '09 taken in Sulawesi. With a G9 and YS-110.

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#107 Alex_Tattersall

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 01:58 AM

WHat a great thread! Nautilus are odd things aren't they.

Snorkeling with dolphins in the Red Sea was definitely one of my underwater year highlights so perhaps this

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 04:44 AM

Best wishes for 2010!

Here is mine, taken in the Azores this summer:

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 07:26 AM

After teasing Henky for 10 days about find me ā Tiger Shrimp, he found me one on my last dive during my stay at BSDR Sulawesi. ( Dive site TK4 ). Nikon D200, 60mm micro, Seacam housing, Seaflash D250.

Best wishes for 2010.


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Posted 02 January 2010 - 09:41 AM

With such a profusion of wonderful images, I thought that I'd cheat, and show how my favourite image evolved over 3 months during the summer:

Start by holding my breath and getting close...

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... improve the negative space...

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... and pull it all together!

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 09:48 AM

... just to guard me on the surface while I freedive deep with my camera...


How does a speargun guard you from jellyfish?

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 04:54 PM

I can never narrow it down to just one, so I'll just post my favourite image from my first dive with my first DSLR rig.





It's a portrait of one of my favourite locals, a Potbelly Seahorse eyeing of it's favourite meal.

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Some inspiring images on this thread but that's what keeps me coming back!










Happy and Safe Diving in 2010

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 05:03 PM

I can never narrow it down to just one, so I'll just post my favourite image from my first dive with my first DSLR rig.





It's a portrait of one of my favourite locals, a Potbelly Seahorse eyeing of it's favourite meal.

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I think that's a spectacular image Jim. how big is that guy?








Some inspiring images on this thread but that's what keeps me coming back!










Happy and Safe Diving in 2010

Cheers,

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 05:14 PM

An amazing collection of images! And, as mentioned, very humbling.

Tim, great tarpon images! Amazing work putting all the parts together. When in Bonaire last April, I was glad to capture one on sensor!

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:24 PM

this for the sea
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Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:35 PM

in pool

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:13 AM

I think that's a spectacular image Jim. how big is that guy?



Hi Loftus,
I believe Pot-belly Seahorses are one of the largest species of Hippocampus found in the
world. In the southern extremities of their range in Tasmania they can get to 35cm in length. The ones
we have here in Port Phillip Bay don't get that large but this one, a mature male, was around 25cm in
length at a guess. I see them nearly every time I do a pier dive and still can't pass up a photo op with
them if they are feeling co-operative.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:19 AM

Some awesome pictures here!
Well done everybody ;)

Heres my favourite from 2009.
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:25 AM

My son, CJ, aged 11 at work at Elphinstone. An absolute delight to me...

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:45 AM

This is my favourite picture in 2009. Itīs the eye of a Flounder taken not far from where i live at only 3 meters of water in strong current and big waves so it was quite a challenge to keep focus.

Wish you all a great year with lots of great pics.

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